Letters: Scold not appreciated

The Land Conservancy is doing good work and shouldn't be scolded for salaries

Why is the Sooke News Mirror so negative on The Land Conservancy in its article “TLC does not stand for ‘Tender Loving Care’”?

Why are we not seeing a report on how The Land Conservancy is responding to its funding crisis by re-organizing and moving forward to 2013?  The Sooke News Mirror, Aug 1, features a front page photo of children having fun at the Potholes, and its reader’s photo is one of the Potholes but the editorial comment is on TLC troubles. It is a scold about irresponsibility of The Land Conservancy’s financing. There is nothing about the benefit that the people of this area are enjoying from Ayum Creek, the Sooke Potholes, Sand Cut Beach and the SookeHills Park reserves.

Nothing is written about the impossibility of the acquisition of any of those lands by the Capital Regional District without the bridge financing of the TLC.

There is nothing written about the current provincial governments’ lack of support for parks in this region.

There is just a scold. Yet it was the TLC that stepped forward 15 years ago dreamed big and reached high. Without them we would not be enjoying the special places mentioned above, even as financing has been a challenge and dependent on donation it now has more rigorous control.

However, these lands are not lost to us, the public, unless we let them go.

If you love Sooke Wild by Nature, find a way to support the reorganized Land Conservancy in its fight to preserve our wild spaces.

Rosemary Jorna

Otter Point

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